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Volume 53, Number 2
Apr 2014 to Jun 2014

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CSO conference examines industry developments

IP Newton Jones introduces the new Boilermaker membership card with Visa® debit card option.

Three new initiatives spark interest

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR LODGE leaders met at Marco Island, Fla., March 3-6 to address industry developments, including three new initiatives: a member code of conduct, a market share analysis system, and a new kind of member ID and electronic payment card.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V53N2

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 30 YEARS — Bryan Webb; and
  • 25 YEARS — Joseph E. Natzke.

Local 154 • Pittsburgh, Penn.

RAY VENTRONE, BM-ST of Local 154, Pittsburgh, Penn., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-154, L-1510
Reporter  V53N2

Thanks to “slices”

AFTER 30 PLUS years of being a part of this great and crazy Boilermaker life, I want to thank all those “slices” who helped, taught, looked out for and just plain put up with me that made up my Boilermaker “pie.”

I also want to thank the Boilermaker ladies in my hall and in the Funds Office for being so nice.

Your Brother,

FRED ELDER (“Elder the Welder”)
South Boston, Mass.
Local 29, Boston

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V53N2

L-69 wins top NACBE safety award second time in row

Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.) BM-ST Rodney Allison, center, accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of his local. Joining in the presentation are (l. to r.) NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, NACBE Pres. Eric Heuser, IVP Warren Fairley, and IP Newton Jones.

Overall safety numbers continue positive trend

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2013 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections March 3, during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-69, L-105, L-237, L-242
Reporter  V53N2

LEAP honors CAF, LEF contributors

Northeast Section IVP D. David Haggerty, center, presents L-154 delegates with a Capitol Dome Award for achieving the highest CAF donations by a local. Left to right, delegates Tom McKittrick, Paul Price, IVP Haggerty, Ray Doria, and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2013 received recognition during the 46th annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 1. The awards went to vice presidential sections, individual lodges and individual members.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V53N2

IBB organizers back NLRB changes

IBB organizer Jody Mauller testifies in favor of new NLRB rules proposed for union elections.

Labor Board proposes easing election rules

BOILERMAKER ORGANIZERS Robert Godinez II and Jody Mauller testified before the National Labor Relations Board April 10 in support of the agency’s proposals to make the union election process simpler and faster.

Reporter  V53N2

EPA's proposed CO2 rules threaten existing coal-fired fleet

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Impact would be devastating for Boilermakers, nation

ON JUNE 2, THE EPA proposed new rules that will require existing coal-fired generation systems to cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 emissions as a baseline. To achieve the reduction, the rules would allow states to adopt individual plans ranging from cap and trade to fuel switching to replacing coal-fired generation with renewables.

Reporter  V53N2

L-101, Lincoln Electric team up to help Scouts

A young Scout shows his excitement after welding his initials in plate steel. Holding up the handiwork is L-101 member Vince Sheely.

Welding event draws kids seeking merit badges

BOILERMAKERS TEAMED UP with Lincoln Electric at the Denver Scout Show April 26 to provide some hands-on experience for about 200 members of the Boy Scouts seeking a welding merit badge. The Scouts, some as young as five or six, lined up at the welding stations throughout the day.

“We didn’t know what to expect going into this event,” said Local 101 (Denver) BM-ST Tim Ruth. “We were definitely the most popular exhibit. Some kids en-joyed it so much they lined up more than once. It was a blast to work with the little ones.”

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-101
Reporter  V53N2

L-146 members learn automatic welding

Boilermakers from across Canada and the United States use the CIMS process during the 2013 Suncor vacuum tower turn-around.

CIMS process provides protective overlays

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 146 in Edmonton, Alberta, are developing specialized skills using an automated GMAW welding process from CIMS Ltd. The process can be used to protect or restore vessels and equipment in heavy industry. The portable, all-digital system includes an aluminum track with a weld head, a hand-held controller, and a wire spool. It can be loaded in a wire basket and passed through a 16-inch man-way.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-146, L-363
Reporter  V53N2

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